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Director’s Message


Compassion. Dignity. Respect.



Each year, millions of people globally receive a diagnosis they fear. Cancer. It is a word with a distinct connotation. It can be frightening. It is personal. It affects each of us.  

Since its inception in 2008, the California Oncology Research Institute (CORI) was founded on providing compassion, dignity, and respect to each of our patients, as we pursue a cure for cancer through novel treatments and scientific research.  It is also with these core values that we have established a world-class cancer institute, with unparalleled expertise in translational disciplines of cancer research (bench-to-bedside), emerging surgical technologies, and the role that imaging technologies play in detection and prevention.

CORI has created a globally-recognized team of surgical oncologists and scientific researchers that provide a multidisciplinary approach to curing cancer.  This comprehensive methodology enables us to combine innovative research, early detection, education, and treatment to every cancer patient we treat. Our teams of surgical oncologists are world renowned for their research and discovery of integrative cancer therapies, and have been recognized domestically by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Cancer Institute (NCI), and several private foundations, including the Ben B. and Joyce E. Eisenberg Foundation and the Rod Fasone Memorial Cancer Fund.

Already, CORI has embarked on several key initiatives, placing it at the forefront of cancer research and treatment. Scientific research collaborations were recently established with the University of California, Los Angeles, Australia, Israel, and Europe to conduct several cancer-related studies. CORI scientists were awarded two, federally-funded NCI peer reviewed grants, and a Hearst Foundation grant, further increasing the financial commitment and interest in our institute.

We are excited about the challenges of providing state-of-the art cancer research and treatment at CORI, and we invite you on our journey.

We thank you for your interest and support.


Anton Bilchik, M.D., PhD

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